Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
Local law enforcement is investigating an early Tuesday morning crash where a criminal investigation has been opened.
According to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office, David James, (57), of Mohawk was traveling south on Oak Hill Road when his 2016 Chevy Equinox exited the left side of the road and crashed into a row of trees around 6:20am.
James reportedly had to be extricated from the vehicle by Edmonson County JAWS. He was transported to Greenview Hospital for unknown injuries and then to Skyline Medical Center in Nashville.
The Sheriff's Office said criminal charges are pending due to evidence they discovered at the scene; however, no further information was available due to the ongoing investigation. Deputies also reported that James was suspected of being under the influence at the scene.
According to law enforcement, James is currently out on bond on two different felony cases: a 2015 case with multiple felony charges including 'a convicted felon in possession of a firearm,' and a 2017 drug trafficking case. Both cases are still pending in court.
Also on scene were the Brownsville, Kyrock, and Chalybeate Fire Departments, and Edmonson EMS.